PHASE 2: Approximately 6 months (April-September 2017)
Data analysis. Following completion of survey data collection, data analysis will proceed. This robust analysis will inform the next steps of the study, including knowledge translation with nursing staff, and the development and evaluation of an intervention designed to reduce moral distress. The data will also help us design an evaluation instrument intended to monitor changes in frequency, intensity and consequences of moral distress in response to the intervention.
Knowledge translation. In June of 2017, we will engage with nursing staff, educators, and managers from all participating sites in order to present, review and discuss the results. This will happen in two face-to-face collaborative conferences in Calgary and Edmonton. Following a discussion of the results, we will engage in small group discussions for the bulk of the day. Knowledge gained from the results of Phase 1 will be used to frame the discussion, and the focus will be on understanding the findings as meaningful to nurses caring for persons living with dementia, as well as on potential solutions and actions to address the frequency, intensity and consequences of moral distress. The learning from the day will be captured in detailed meeting notes, and will be used to inform the next phase of the study.